Monday, October 31, 2005

My new list

My list of things to accomplish before 2006:

- Sleep for 8 full hours
- Work an 8 hour day or less
- Learn how to play Bocce Ball
- Become the World Bocce Ball Champion
- Use newfound fame to get women

Monday, October 24, 2005

PC Load Letter?!

I found myself laughing today when I was actually having a day straight out of Office Space. I was making a copy of something today when the copier jammed. I spent about 15 minutes on my hands and knees trying to figure out what the hell was going on. I finally figure it out and then it jams again. I tried once again and the damn thing jammed again. So, I pulled out the paper and went up to the laser copier to use that instead. That thing is so damn complicated I barely figured out where the start button was, but I got it. There must have been something in the buffer because what I copied wasn't what came out. So I pushed a bunch of buttons seemingly at random and then I got the same thing coming out as before only this time it was 2 of them back-to-back and stapled together. At this point I was livid. Just as I was about to actually kick the copy machine, the Administrative Assistant came in and showed me what I was doing wrong. Afterwards, I had to laugh at how much that ressembled Michael Bolton's outrage. Work is fun...

Monday, October 17, 2005

Inevitability

I know this is obvious and doesn't need to be brought up or discussed but I need to get it off my chest. North Toledo is full of idiots. The stupid riots were exactly what the neo nazi activists wanted to happen. If you try to take a moment to objectively look at what actually happened over the weekend (cutting into the first quarter of the Michigan vs. Penn State game mind you), the neo nazi's did nothing illegal. Now don't get all riled up, I'm not saying that I agree with their philosophy or that the "march" neccessarily should have happened. But they didn't even need to march. All they did was show up and then take off, being smuggly pleased with themselves all the way back to the Otto Niemeyer museum. And what happened then??? People decided that it was a good idea to burn down a local watering hole that has been in business for 20 years... What the hell sense does that make?! That is like me saying, "I'm hungry so I think I'll paint my house."... Ok, maybe it's nothing like that... well, maybe... whatever. Either way, the activists accomplished exactly what they wanted to do and, actually, did it lawfully, despite the absurdity of their beliefs. As for the store owner that had his business mindlessly looted and his building burnt down for no towards no apparent end, I'm sure he'll be back to reestablish his business in Toledo. If I were him, I would take the insurance money and move somewhere where people treat residents with respect. The thing to do might have been for all residents of Toledo, despite race, color or creed to stand in unity, thumb their noses at the activists and calmly walk away. That would have pissed them off at least and showed them that they were wrong about the residents of North Toledo. But I guess the better idea was to start an all out riot, burn down some poor man's business and steal some Kool Aid. Yeah, that'll show em...

Friday, October 14, 2005

Oops!

Ok, I know... I haven't posted in a while. It has taken me a good long while to get my affairs in order. Almost instananeously switching your source of income from being lazy and unsocial and playing online poker all day to taking some initiative and talking to people all day is not as smooth a transition as you may think. I realized that I was doing exactly what I told my boss in the interview that I wasn't going to do. I was slowly turning into a clock watcher, happy to get out at exactly 5 and making excuses why I couldn't stay later. It wasn't until I realized that once I got home I was just sitting around doing nothing that it dawned on me. The expression "Time is Money" is actually relevant. I have been working inordinate amounts of overtime recently. It doesn't help that I don't immediately see the fruits of my labor since I am on a salary. But now I have established myself and am so happy that I spent that extra time. It is starting to pay off. Then i realized that I have been doing nothing but working and sleeping (actually dreaming about doing work the next day... I know it's sad). I started to neglect the little things in my life... like my Blog. So let's get this party started. I don't want to go overboard on my first post back, so just check out this article and there will be more to come. I will work on a new "Funny Movie of the Week" after I go out and get sauced tonight...

I knew it!